Girl in Graphite

This is a sketch of a woman who I spotted when I was waiting for a train.  I thought she seemed a bit mysterious, or was she just lost in thought?  Although she isn't smiling in this sketch, she did smile when she saw it, and her eyes...

Windermere Moorings

I love little boats. They can be fishing boats, rowing boats or, in this case, sailing boats.  It doesn't matter, I love them all.  There is something evocative about them, even though I don't know how to sail, or fish, and I doubt I could row very far at all!  This...

Gate Boathouse – Windermere

This grand looking boat house reminds me of a stone castle.  It has rooms above the boat area for the owners and you can see plush curtains framing the windows behind the stone balcony.  To the left hand side I could just make out steps where people come down from the...

Three Boathouses – Windermere

I have been enjoying sketching the variety of different boat houses that stand on the shores of lake Windermere.  Almost every house on the edge of the lake seems to have one.  Here there were three small wooden boat houses next to each other in a row with a large...

Little Boathouse – Windermere

This charming little boat house stands by itself bordered by trees on each side and behind.  It is built of stone with a painted wooden gate for the boat and what looks like living rooms above. I wonder whether anyone lives there or if it is used for holiday lets. I...

Roman Ruins at Ambleside

I love visiting Roman ruins.  This is a sketch of the excavation site at Ambleside, of the remains of the Roman fort, known as Galava. You can still see the remains of the main gate, the south gate, the commanding officer’s house, the headquarters building and the...

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